Among the Barons (Shadow Children #4)

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Among the Barons (Shadow Children #4)
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Release Date
June 01, 2003
ISBN
0689839065
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Luke Garner, an illegal third child, spent his first twelve years in hiding. For the past four months Luke has lived among others, using the identity of Lee Grant, at the Hendricks School for Boys. But just as things are finally starting to go right, Lee's little brother Smits arrives at the school and Luke finds himself caught in a tangle of lies that gets more complex with every passing day.
Can Luke trust Smits to keep his secret? And can he trust Smits's menacing, fat bodyguard, Oscar who carrys a sledge hammer?

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Brianna
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this isn't the best book in the series but is pretty good. Not as good as the ones before it but good. I personally think that it is not worth reading again but was good while i was reading it. and that i still think that you should still read it because that just because that i didn't like dkesn't mean the you wouldn't like it either. because everyone is different int hier style of books.
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Luke and the Barons family
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My book, Among the Barons is a fictional type book. It takes place first in the Hendricks school for boys and then in the manor of one of the Barons house. Where Luke the main character meets Smits and Lees parents. Lee is a kid that dies for breaking the law in some way and Lukes just a third child that takes Lees identity. l personally liked the part where Luke goes to visit his family. This fictional book is very exciting and fun to read. You really dont know whats going to happen next, until it really happens in the book. I would say this is a great book, only it wont make any sense at all until you read the three before this book .if u want to read the three book or look for it just look for these books Among the Hidden, Among the impostors, and Among the Betrayed. The story is switched between the author and the main character, Luke and Margaret Peterson Haddix. At the end you can read, find or see that Luke is with his family again . in this book and the others its basically Luke fighting for his chance to be free and to be alive and well. Luke even has friend to back him up on his freedom and theirs too. His friends are Smits, Nina, Joel, John, Trey, Mr. Talbot, Mr. Hendricks and etc. Also I think this book tells use that you never know what you go till its gone.

I would absolutely recommend this book and all the sequences to this book. I think a page turner to this book would be the part were trey saved Lukes life and Smits mom saved Smits. I do because he thought his mom never loved him and Trey was scared to be outside let alone save Luke. I think it was so hard to read this book, not really it was pretty simple to read actually. I think the author put a whole lot of information about the description to this story. Every thing is so descriptive. I think I have a similarity to Trey because hes so afraid of the outdoors, while Im afraid of the dark. Well the plot I think its very well believable and like the plot so was the theme. Everything seemed real only in my head though, but believable. The theme was very well descriptive in the events that happened throughout the story. Also I really enjoyed the style Margaret Peterson Haddix wrote this book and the books before this one too. It was very interesting and fun and exciting to read. I personally liked the way she created a mental picture in my mind made this book very well written.

Basically my example of a good book to read is this one, but I could be wrong. I think its a great book to read cause of all the excitement thats going on. It has a good, interesting plot, has detailed in the theme, plot, and characteristics or traits about the characters. Luke (the main character) plays an important role in this book. He is brave, smart, loving, helpful and etc. he and his journeys to the Barons house it very exciting and fun to read. In general its about a group of third childrens (illegal kids) trying to fight for their freedom, and their rights to live in peace. To not worry about getting captured while they sleep.
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